Sponsored by BMW For 45 years, the BMW 3 Series has been a fixture of the automotive landscape. Through seven generations, the rear-drive sports sedan set the benchmark, and now, with the all new G20 3 Series, the benchmark has been raised. But to understand where the 2020 BMW 3 Series came from, we have to wind the clock back to where it all started, with the BMW E21 3 Series...
The M8 Competition is up there with one of the best BMWs ever built, at least, on track. How it performs as a daily driver is unknown until we put the car through its paces in local conditions in 2020. Until then, Anthony Crawford takes it around the Algarve International Circuit in Portugal to see what's what.
For something unique, BMW took Australian media to the outback for an unorthodox approach to testing an SUV: Rally driving. Get your own rhythm and timing right, and the X3 M will scythe through a twisty rally course, throttle pinned, all 375kW relentlessly on tap – mid-era ’80s Group B rally monster power – with all four wheels constantly rotating faster than the ground beneath them...
Nothing was going to stop Calvin Luk from being a car designer. Not even a high school art teacher who rejected Luk’s proposal for cars to feature as his major body of work before graduation. CarAdvice got the opportunity to sit down with Calvin Luk and he draws us a BMW Z4, watch how he does it in this video.
Does the new 2019 Genesis G70 truly measure up on critical merit to key rivals from Germany and Japan, such as the new-generation BMW 3 Series and the familiar Lexus IS? Curt and Jez find out.
Our first drive of the newly front-wheel- and all-wheel-drive 2020 BMW 1 Series tells us the German brand has successfully migrated away from its unique RWD design in producing a new 1 Series that will appeal to a broader buyer base, at the likely expense of a miffed handful. Credit where it’s due: this is a high-tech, relatively practical and dynamically adept hatchback...
Finally, at last, BMW's powerhouse X5 M and X6 M monsters have been joined by the new and slightly more accessible mid-sized X3 M and X4 M. Are they up to the standard set by models like the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 twins, or the Jaguar F-Pace SVR and Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio? Alborz Fallah finds out.
The X2 is a stylish, fast, noisy crossover with one of the most desirable badges in motoring. Mission accomplished, to a point. But we've become accustomed to a degree of polish from BMW performance cars that's lacking here. There's plenty of room for improvement.
The new 2019 8 Series is a terrific GT that'll be a delightful choice for long distance drives or the daily commute. It’s jam-packed with the latest technology from BMW and won't disappoint even the most discerning buyer... so long as you don’t mind other BMW owners having some of the same features for a fair bit less.
We love the BMW Z4. It’s not perfect and it’s not cheap, but if you want the aesthetically pleasing design of a modern German roadster with the latest technology and top-notch driving dynamics, look no further.
The new 320d is a solidly engineered mid-sizer brimming with the kind of on-point handling that first roused the 3 Series legend – bolstered by a new, more impressive interior quality and tactility lacking from previous generations.